Mega Abomasnow Raid Counters Guide

Abomasnow
Abomasnow

Mega Abomasnow is the final mega raid boss of 2020 in Pokémon Go. Due to its 4x weakness to the Fire type, its best counters are strong Fire type mega evolutions such as Mega Charizard Y, Mega Houndoom and Mega Charizard X.

It is strongly recommended to use mega evolved Pokémon not just because of their inherent raw power, but also for the added bonus in damage output by all Fire type Pokémon in the raid battle. That said, Pokémon like Reshiram, Unovan Darmanitan and Chandelure are also excellent Pokémon to use in the battle.

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It is quite possible to duo Mega Abomasnow in Sunny or Sunny weather, particularly with the use of mega evolved Fire type Pokémon. In all other cases, around 3-5 trainers with strong and high level Fire type Pokémon can take down Mega Abomasnow with relative ease, no matter what the weather in the game is like.

This write-up will serve as a comprehensive guide to successfully beating Mega Abomasnow in the raid with the best counters, its catch CP range, the stats and the moveset analysis of Mega Abomasnow.


Mega Abomasnow Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Mega Abomasnow:

Mega Abomasnow Counters
The supreme Mega Abomasnow Raid Counters
Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire
Great Mega Abomasnow raid counters
Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire
Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Infernape Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Victini Quick Attack Normal V Create Fire

* marks a Legacy Move

Mega Charizard Y and Mega Houndoom are the prime Fire type megas in the meta right now and are designed to melt down Mega Abonamsow ruthlessly.

Mega Charizard Y boasts of an absolutely monstrous ATK stat of 319, putting even the likes of Mewtwo to shame. Armed with the ever-dependable Community Day Fire type killer duo of Fire Spin and the nuking Blast Burn, Mega Charizard Y is your best bet at duoing Mega Abomasnow raids. There should be no shortage of Charizard mega energy after its October Community Day and as such, this is your most lethal Fire type to finish off Mega Abomasnow.

With a mighty impressive ATK stat of 289, Mega Houndoom is your next best choice to spell doom for Mega Abomasnow. This hellish hound has the firepower to scare the living daylights out of Mega Abomasnow with the impressive combo of Fire Fang and Flamethrower. Release the hound!

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How to get Mega Abomasnow

You cannot catch Abomasnow in its mega evolved form from the raid. The mega raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Abomasnow.

Abomasnow can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1148- 1349 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1436- 1687 CP at level 25 with Sunny Sunny or Snow weather boost

Mega Abomasnow Stats

Abomasnow (Mega) GrassIce
CP at lvl 40 3405
ATK 240 DEF 191 HP 207
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Bug Fighting Flying Poison Rock Steel Ground Rock Water Dragon Flying Grass

 


Mega Abomasnow Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Energy Ball Grass
  • Blizzard Ice
  • Weather Ball Ice
  • Outrage Dragon

Credit to Pokebattler.com for the simulation data

Mega Abomasnow sporting Grass type moves is a walk in the park for Fire types. Particularly, Mega Charizard Y as well as X boast of heavy resistance to the Grass type, making it ideal to use these two.

With Ice type moves, Mega Abomasnow does its best damage. In this case, Mega Houndoom takes the driver’s seat in terms of resistingIce type moves. That said, Mega Charizard Y’s terrifying ATK stat and Blast Burn make it shred apart Mega Abomasnow.

Outrage does decent neutral damage to almost everyFire type except Heatran and deals super-effective damage to the might of Reshiram.


At the end of the day, your Fire Pokémon have enough firepower in them to shrug away those leaves and snowflakes from Mega Abomasnow.

Mega Abomasnow will outperform Mamoswine as an Ice type attacker and is undoubtedly an excellent Pokémon to take down the mighty Dragon types.

Wish you a Happy Winter and loads of enjoyment bagging a high IV and/or possibly a shiny Abomasnow

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